Fourth Amendment Exceptions – Community Caretaking

Fourth Amendment Exceptions – Community Caretaking

This post is about another of the exceptions to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement. In previous posts I explained some other exceptions. The Community Caretaking exception is similar to the Fourth Amendment Exception of Exigency. However, the difference between the two is very important. Exigency usually deals with the pressing needs of law enforcement, investigating

Fourth Amendment Exceptions – Plain View

Fourth Amendment Exceptions – Plain View

So I realized in my last post, Patios, Porches, Police, and Backyards in Texas I somewhat put the cart before the horse. This post is to fix that. Also, this post is the fifth part of my posts on Fourth Amendment Exceptions. The Fourth Amendment Exceptions – Plain View involves things that officers see or smell. Searches

Can Police Search Your Cell Phone in Texas?

Can Police Search Your Cell Phone in Texas?

This problem comes up more in older cases than new ones. Cell phones have become more and more important in our lives as time has gone on. Remember – ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS KEEP A PASSWORD ON YOUR PHONE. We’ve come a long way since flip phones and phones without text messaging. The reason why, is that